Steven W
2022-01-20 06:11
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Vendor locked CPU! Woo woo!
Replies: 0

Vendor locked CPU! Woo woo!

https://wccftech.com/lenovo-vendor-locking-ryzen-based-systems-through-amd-platform-secure-boot-in-the-client-pc-segment/ Serve The Home recently revealed that Lenovo uses AMD Platform Secure Boot, also known as AMD PSB, for their desktop platforms, especially the AMD Ryzen PRO-based systems to vend...
Steven W
2021-12-25 12:43
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?
Replies: 4

:thumbup: :yawn: Sorry for the multiple attachments. Long story short, Microsoft has/is killing some links, and may be requiring HTTPS. Also I fixed a few things that nobody would even notice... THESE ARE THE 'kits' YOU WANT NOW. ARA_DL.zip CHS_DL.zip CHT_DL.zip CSY_DL.zip DAN_DL.zip DEU_DL.zip ELL_...
Steven W
2021-12-25 06:54
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?
Replies: 4

http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/uprl/2009/08/ie8-windowsxp-x86-ara_52890719f102a014570c39c2b6f95061039c39ff.exe http://download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/software/uprl/2009/08/ie8-windowsxp-x86-chs_e6f818789b8e73748922727419d72044e64da457.exe http://download.wi...
Steven W
2021-12-25 04:37
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?
Replies: 4

Oh SHIT! some of those IE8 downloads ARE GONE! Back to the drawing board...
Steven W
2021-12-25 04:18
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?
Replies: 4

https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/8/2/3823FDA9-160A-4972-830A-3ED9012C186A/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-ARA.exe https://download.microsoft.com/download/C/7/F/C7F8827D-FD0F-45FA-80D0-14232A1ADA83/IE8-WindowsXP-x86-BGR.exe https://download.microsoft.com/download/3/6/A/36ACD4CF-2A33-4CC2-AC84-9B896D39DE61...
Steven W
2021-12-25 04:12
Forum: Operating systems
Topic: Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?
Replies: 4

Update for my XP PRO 32-bit 'update kit' - MS requiring HTTPS for 1 DL?

Well, went to use my "downloader/upgrade kit" for XP and IE 8 failed to download. At first I thought it just a fluke thing, but I decided to check and to my surprise, MS is now requiring HTTPS for that... I've added the '-no-check-certificate' switch to all the downloads just in case MS is going to ...
Steven W
2021-12-15 21:35
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Failbook admits 'Fact Checks' = Opinions
Replies: 1

A bit more from Stossel's article: I asked a Science Feedback reviewer what was wrong with my climate-crisis video, and he admitted that he and his other fact-checkers found no incorrect facts. Instead, they simply didn’t like my tone. “The problem is the omission of contextual information rather th...
Steven W
2021-12-15 21:21
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Failbook admits 'Fact Checks' = Opinions
Replies: 1

Failbook admits 'Fact Checks' = Opinions

An article from John Stossel, those of us of a certain age know he's been in news for quite some time. https://nypost.com/2021/12/13/facebook-bizarrely-claims-its-misquote-is-opinion/ Facebook is a private company, so it can censor whomever it wants. But what Facebook is doing lately is just sleazy....
Steven W
2021-12-15 05:47
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Log4j
Replies: 2

:???: I never realized how many server wares were so dependent on Java.
Steven W
2021-12-14 07:25
Forum: The lounge
Topic: Log4j
Replies: 2

Gotta wonder how much we'll be hearing about this one in the coming weeks/ years. https://www.itworldcanada.com/article/it-could-take-years-for-applications-using-vulnerable-version-of-java-log4j-library-to-be-patched-says-expert/468238 In an interview, Johannes Ullrich, dean of research at the SANS...